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    Official Welcome to Haiti thread

    The title says it all. The place for all things Haiti. Some of the photos you are about to see (ones in PAP, Jacmel, etc) are before the January earthquake. But they are of a true Haiti nonetheless.

















    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    nice

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    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    here some video







    Jacmel my family's hometown











    Last edited by Capitaine; 03-21-2011 at 11:56 PM.

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    Ile a Vache



    These are from CLub Indigo.





    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Kenscoff, Haiti. Where my family used to vacation all the time. It gets quite cold up there. At times you need a jacket.







    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    For you architect fans, some Cathedrals of Haiti

    Notre Dame en Port-Au-Prince


    St. Marc, Haiti



    St. Louis Roi de France en Jeremie, Haiti



    Cap Haitien (breathtaking)




    Les Cayes, Haiti



    Hinche, Haiti


    Sacre Coeur, PAP, Haiti



    St. Nicolas, Haiti


    Miragoane, Haiti

    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikreyol View Post
    Kenscoff, Haiti. Where my family used to vacation all the time. It gets quite cold up there. At times you need a jacket.







    thats like our jarabacoa

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    Arcade Fire - HAITI

    Lyrics are deep

    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Jeremie, Haiti



    Jeremie is the capital city of the Grand'Anse department in southwestern Haiti, on the northern shore of Pointe de (Cape) Tiburon. It was founded in 1756, and the port was opened in 1807. It developed as a market and port for the produce (cacao, coffee, sugarcane, bananas, mangoes, logwood, and hides) of the fertile backcountry. Long regarded as a bastion of Haiti’s mulatto (of mixed African and European heritage) elite, Jérémie earned the title “City of Poets” in honour of its literary and artistic community. The city is considered to be almost isolated from the rest of the country due to bad road access to there.














    cute little girl from Jeremie
    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Nice photos tiKreyol...I love gothic architecture...if I give the french any propz...it's their architectural styles...Notre Dame En Port Au Prince was one of my favorite cathedrals in Haiti...too bad we lost it in the earthquake...btw is that Digicel building still standing up in PAP??

    You should drop some photos of Haitian Gingerbread houses...Haiti's own unique architecture

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    Glad you all are enjoying. I'm going to do some more cities with music breaks in the middle of them.
    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Time for a music break

    TWOUBADOU


    Twoubadou music is a very popular form of guitar-based Haitian music which was brought back by Haitian migrant laborers who went to work on Cuban sugar plantations at the turn of the century. True to the original Spanish troubadours, the music and its lyrics usually conjured up images of true love and lasting relationships. Although more popular during times past, today it is sometimes considered passé or only for the old folks. Although more recently, it has begun being eclipsed by more popular forms of Rasin and Konpa music, it is making a comeback even among groups like Mizik Mizik ("Blakawout') who are popular among the younger crowds.

    Watch our future prezidan in drag




    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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    Jacmel



    Jacmel's name or Jakmèl in Creole is derived from Yaquimel, its Taino name that means "rich land"; the area was part of the Xaragua cacique. The French renamed it Jacmel as the city was founded 1698. During colonial times, it was a chief export of coffee and precious oils. Today, Jacmel is a tourist destination in Haiti noted for its quiet, but vibrant environment, breathtaking arts and beautiful beaches. It is the capital of the department of Sud-Est and the fifth largest city in Haiti with an estimated population of 40,000. It has mansions that were built in the New Orleans Style by wealthy merchants of the city.


    Historical importance

    Simon Bolivar famously lived in exile in Jacmel where he was granted sanctuary by Alexandre Petion whom he had befriended. He would set out to Venezuela with guns, ammunitions and Haitian soldiers to liberate Latin America from Spanish rule.

    Francisco de Miranda first created and raised the Venezuelan flag which he had personally designed in Jacmel.

    Puerto Rican pro-independence leader Ramon Emeterio Betances spent a short time there from where he channeled an uprising in the Dominican Republic.

    Alexandre Gregoire a great painter was a native of Jacmel.

    Rene Dupestre a poet/writer who lived in exile in Cuba under the Duvalier years is a native of Jacmel.













    Ti sourit, ti sourit se nan pèlen ou rete
    Rat ki rat se nan pèlen ou rete
    Tèt zozo men pa ou, zozo kale men pa ou
    M ap konyen fanm nan jis solèy leve
    Bwa m kale tou wouj
    Kon piman , kon piman, Langyèt madivinèz
    Ou pa bezwen chandèl pou ou klere l

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